Grand Rounds Spotlight
Grand Rounds:
A Century of Influenza

Friday, August 21,
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Juan Dumois, III, M.D.

You can view Pediatric Grand Rounds as a live or archived webcast on and receive CME credit. You can also attend Grand Rounds on our campus in the Education & Conference Center. If you wish to view Grand Rounds by videoconference at our All Children’s outreach centers in Tampa, Brandon, Citrus County, Lakeland, New Port Richey or Ft. Myers, please send a message to prior to the event. Lunch is not available at our outreach locations.

Other August Grand Rounds presentations include: Routine HIV Testing in Florida Among Adolescents and Young Adult Populations (Carina Rodriguez, M.D., August 7). Pediatric Grand Rounds on HIV can be used toward the state of Florida requirement for HIV education. Also look for Pediatric Surgery for the Primary Care Physician (Dr. Paul Danielson, August 14) and Cat-Scratch Disease: A Case-Based Approach (David Berman, D.O., August 28).

Practical Pediatrics: Neonatology in Port Charlotte
Join us the morning of Saturday, August 29 as All Children’s Hospital and USF Health present a Practical Pediatrics on Neonatology at Peace River Medical Center. Dr. Anthony Napolitano will chair the session. Additional speakers include Drs. Roberto Sosa, Jose Tolosa and Jignesh Patel. Four AMA PRA Catergory 1 Credit(s)™ are available. For registration information go to

The new All Children’s Hospital will open this December. A recent sign of progress is, well... a sign! A 4,500-hundred pound sign to be exact. It took approximately 12 people to put the sign in place on the west side of the building. A similar sign will soon be placed on the east sign of the building.

Please Welcome These New Physicians

All Children’s Hospital and All Children’s Specialty Physicians welcome:

Elizabeth Brennan, M.D.
Elizabeth Brennan, M.D.,
Emergency Center/Quick Kid

A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Brennan completed her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital at Sinai in Baltimore, where she was chief pediatric resident. Before joining All Children’s, Dr. Brennan headed the Pediatric Hospitalist Division at Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Maryland Medical System. She is board-certified in pediatrics.

Joana S. Machry, M.D.
Joana Silva Machry, M.D., Neonatology
Dr. Machry received her medical degree from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil and completed her pediatric residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where she received a Department of Pediatrics Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Machry remained at Jackson Memorial for her fellowship in neonatology. Her basic science research focused on the role of Angiopoietin-1 in the development of chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension. In addition, she also participated in a clinical research project to promote breastfeeding in the NICU. Dr. Machry is board-certified in pediatrics and board-admissible in neonatology.

William Schaaf, Jr., M.D.,
Pediatric Radiology

Dr. Schaaf is a graduate of the Drexel University College of Medicine (formerly Medical College of Pennsylvania Hahnemann School of Medicine). He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, where he served as chief resident. In June he completed his pediatric radiology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His research on using magnetic resonance sleep studies to predict the success or failure of genioglossus advancement in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea was selected for presentation at the Society for Pediatric Radiology in April 2009. Dr. Schaaf’s special interests include cardiac imaging. He is board-certified in radiology and board-admissible in pediatric radiology.

Update: Pediatric Anesthesiology

Effective August 1, 2009, the pediatric anesthesiology program is part of All Children’s Specialty Physicians. Our pediatric anesthesiologists are:

George Alvarez, M.D.
Jenny Dolan, M.D.
Oleg Drozhinin, M.D.
John Elinger, M.D.
Michael Garcia, M.D.
Vyas Kartha, M.D.
Esteban Lugo, M.D.
William Nelson, M.D.
Amish Patel, M.D.
Linda Rice, M.D.
Gerson Rodriguez-Fazzi, M.D.
Lisa Velasquez, M.D.

All Children’s Specialty Physicians is the not-for-profit group-practice plan at All Children’s Hospital that includes 120 physicians in 16 medical and surgical programs. Roberto Sosa, M.D., is president of All Children’s Specialty Physicians. These practices participate in most major insurance plans and share the mission of All Children’s Hospital in providing care to all children regardless of ability to pay. In providing the full spectrum of pediatric subspecialty care and services, All Children’s Hospital uses a variety of physician subspecialty practices, including All Children’s Specialty Physicians, physician groups in private practice, and physicians employed by the USF College of Medicine.